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Nature of Business:

Chief Executive Officer
Retail Property

Company Background:

Listed property company with annual revenues in the region of R1 billion and employing 100 people in the headquarters.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chairman of the Board, the CEO will have responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the Group so as to achieve a financial performance which is in line with agreed Group objectives.

Key areas of activity:

  • Provide strong leadership and good corporate governance
  • Continuously monitor business opportunities and provide appropriate strategic guidance regarding growth and direction
  • Focus on building and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders
  • Embrace entrepreneurial thinking and create an ethos of excellence
  • Optimise profitability

Key Attributes Required:

  • Must be a graduate, preferably with a financial or business qualification such as a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Science degree
  • At least five years experience at a Senior Executive level, preferably within a JSE listed organisation
  • Should have been responsible for an annual turnover in excess of R400 million per annum and have managed a staff complement of at least 50 people
  • Ideally have a good feel for property, property development or a strong corporate finance background
  • Experience in a large retail or property development environment would be advantageous
  • Experience of pulling together business deals with the ability to participate in tough negotiations
  • Desirable to have had media and analyst relationship experience as well as exposure to merchant banking and property finance
  • Highly numerate, innovative and growth focused. Strong financial knowledge and able to interpret financial statements with a good understanding of the principles of investments and, in particular, Real Estate investments

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